ARTICLES RELATING TO VEHICLES

Consumer watchdog laments understaffing as it tackles Ford, unsafe meat, timeshare cases

2019-10-23 12:20

The National Consumer Commission is understaffed, members of Parliament heard.

Nissan, BMW in talks to pull SA into electric car era

2019-08-12 08:01

Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen are among carmakers in talks to bring the electric-car revolution to South Africa.

Ford facing criminal investigation over emissions testing

2019-04-26 16:37

The US Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford’s emissions certification process, the automaker disclosed two months after fessing up to an issue with its testing.

You will soon be able to buy a Tesla in South Africa - this is what to expect from the Model 3

2018-12-12 07:54

The price for the Model 3 - Tesla’s cheapest vehicle - starts at R500,000, but that excludes South Africa's hefty import tax.

'Fortnite' is finally getting vehicles, and they're coming this week

2018-05-30 08:51

In a update this week, "Fortnite" is adding vehicles. Rather than a car, the first vehicle will be a ... shopping cart? Sure!

Renewed probes as different Ford Kuga model catches fire

2018-03-09 17:26

A 2016 1.5l Ford Kuga model has recently caught alight, stoking fears that the challenge of combusting car engines has not been adequately dealt with.

What car matches your salary?

2017-08-24 06:01

Have a look at which cars you can buy with your current monthly salary.

Electricity is the fuel of the future you can enjoy today

2017-07-20 13:42

There’s a revolution under way in the automotive world that will transform how we get around, this will probably change over the coming years.

10 things everyone should ask when buying a used car

2017-03-23 10:56

We have compiled a list of ten questions that every prospective buyer of a used vehicle should consider before they lay down the cash and sign on the dotted line.

Yellow cabs are safer, study finds

2017-03-07 21:19

Yellow taxis have significantly fewer accidents than cabs of a darker hue, according to research that scientists say could end up saving lives and money.

 

'Rocket car' arrives in SA - and it plans to break land speed record at 1 600km/h

2019-10-18 06:00

In a dry salt lake bed in the Northern Cape, the world land speed record of 1 228km is under threat.

'Consumers simply cannot afford to replace their vehicle' - SA car sales continue to drop

2019-08-02 08:20

'Consumers simply cannot afford to replace their vehicles, never mind enter the market for the first time,' says WesBank as new vehicle sales continue to decline in SA.

Why the Porsche Taycan is the most anticipated debut of 2019

2018-12-30 16:46

The year 2018 was very good for the car industry. According to Cox Automotive, US auto sales are expected to total 17.2 million units in this year, which is more than last year and the fourth year in a row to beat 17 million, finishing above the firm’s earlier forecasts.

Germany to present plan for polluting diesel cars

2018-10-02 06:49

The German government will Tuesday present its compromise on the way forward for millions of people with older, more polluting diesel cars.

Pendulum swinging back to new cars - index

2018-05-10 17:35

Rand weakness a year ago drove consumers to the pre-owned vehicle market, but TransUnion data shows the pendulum is swinging back to the new vehicle market.

Consumer reports: Which brands make the most reliable cars?

2018-02-23 13:00

Genesis, Audi and BMW emerged as the top three performing brands in the luxury automotive sector says Consumer Reports.

5 celebrities and the cars they endorsed

2017-08-17 06:06

Let’s take a look at some local and international celebrities and the vehicle brands that they have aligned themselves with.

Long, hard road ahead for car owners, report warns

2017-04-20 14:26

Consumers will be holding onto their vehicles for longer, given the recent downgrade to junk status, says an industry expert.

DIY: How to get that new car smell in your used car

2017-03-09 06:01

When buying a new car, that new car smell when you first enter the driver’s seat with your keys in your hand seems to sum up the experience as a whole.

Our top 5 cars from The Grand Tour lapboard

2017-03-02 06:00

We have our favourite cars that have been featured on the lapboard, and here are our reasons we love these speed machines.

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